True Wealth (I)

I am almost finishing the book by Juliet Schor entitled ‘True Wealth‘. It has been quite life changing.

Yesterday, incredibly, I chose hawker food over one of my favourite fast food burgers. The reason? It takes approximately 2400 litres of water to make one. (Pg 64) Currently, too many people are already exceeding the ecological footprint – taking too great a toll on the planet’s limited resources. What irony that at a time when industrial production can probably help feed the entire world, many are still dying of hunger and starvation.

See also:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/25/hamburger-water-footprint_n_1624394.html
http://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation/csdb/en/
http://www.waterfootprint.org/?page=files/Animal-products

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